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FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 10:00am PST
or totally unrelated. this is nasa and there's little ole earth and the asteroid you can see the distance away from us, courtesy of nasa. right now a mere 25,000 miles, six minutes ago before we went on the air, it was at 27,000 miles, going very fast. and so, that's how they have it calculated not going to hit us or graze us, but buzz us in about an hour and ten minutes right here. i hope we live. just kidding. they say it's not going to hit us. not totally true and, but they say there's no 'cause for concern, hello. you never know, do you? and in other news we're following another major story for you today as the president heads to the windy city, his hometown, to deliver what's been billed pass a purely economic address. but there's he a growing sense that the economy will not be the only topic of discussion. this 174 shootings and 44 murders, so far, reported in chicago. that's just by february 3rd alone, all right? so it's going to get worse and it was really bad last year. last year, the city saw 506 murders, and more than 2400 shootings. and what a mess! all this after this 15-year
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
. according to reuters, groups have been set up to look if remains of the meteorite. >> amazing video. nasa is emphasizing there is no connection between that meteor and a huge asteroid make a close trip past earth. these are images from radar chicago the asteroid named da-14 saying it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss. the space rocket is half the size of a football old. if i would like to check it out, the space and science center has a telescope viewing party at 7:00 tonight and nasa is broadcasting the fly by on their site at abc7news.com under "see it on tv." >> will there be obstructions in the sky? or anything fall down -- rain? >> isn't that creepy coincidence? noise video. now, at home, live doppler 7 hd shows no radar runs. it is dry. notice the lack of clouds. one area we talked about this, everyone will be clear but santa rosa, a little bit of fog and 1. 75 mile visibility. today, we will have a record or two that may fall with another warm day. the coast will be calm. mid-to-upper 60's. surging warmth around the bay and inland. for the bay 68 to 73, inlan
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am EST
. joining us now to talk all about this is our sky guy greg redfern, nasa ambassador. so we booked you to come in -- >> little did we know. >> you guys are good, top of the news. >> real good, man. how's the stock market going to do? >> we'll see. i thought the mayanna calendar was -- >> child's play. >> all right, greg, let's talk about this event. most people are just hearing about it. >> boy. >> a meteor, how big do we think it was? >> well, the latest news report said that this was probably about 10 tons and i'm thinking it's probably the size of a big suv, came in the atmosphere, they were figuring about 33,000 miles an hour and it exploded at about 18 to 20 miles or so above the earth's atmosphere. this is incredible video, incredible. so you're seeing the fireball, ball like coming in. >> it's essentially melting as it's coming into the atmosphere? >> it's blading, it's coming in, it's leaving all of this material, the earth's atmosphere, it's causing friction, it's making its surface a blade away, it's building up this shock wave in front of it and the fireball can't withstand
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
a collapsed wall, replacing and boarding up blown-out windows. nasa says this was the biggest meteor to hit earth in over a century, weighing more than the eiffel tower, its explosion in the atmosphere, the equivalent of 30 hiroshima bombs. officials say over 1,200 people were injured, over 4,000 buildings damaged and over a million square feet of glass shattered. the size of about 20 football fields. there are broken storefronts and windows like this one all around the city, you can see them all the way down the street behind me. the city is littered with broken glass that caused most of the injuries. the hunt is on for fragments that hit the ground, divers searched this frozen lake where one piece is thought to have created this massive hole in the ice. meteor hunters from around the world are calling this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. >> a small piece could be worth thousands of dollars. bigger chunks, hundreds of thousands. >> no doubt that millions and millions in value, pieces fell to earth. >> the frozen ground and snow will help preserve the meteor debris. a new cosmic gold r
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
brilliant, he was a student ambassador to nasa, working on systems engineering for spacecraft. >> the shooter had been suffering from a mental illness. >> but green was apparently deeply troubled, according to police. police found he was well armed as well. >> he discovered a 9 mm handgun next to the gunman's body. they also discovered a bag of weapons to include a baseball bat, a machete, a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun and ammunition. >> given that he lawfully purchased the handgun that he used, and registered to him, that means he had to have passed a background check here in maryland so based on that, i would say there must not have been a prohibiter that was found by the maryland state police at the time. >> university of maryland president, wallace lowe, said the administration was not aware of green's mental health troubles. >> we do know that we have significantly increased the number of psychologists and other mental health professionals to advise and council our students. >> share the shock and grief while some wondered what could have been done. >> you
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
seen on a nasa website where he was an intern focused on systems eny nearing. one of his roommates woke up to the flames. >> lit fires all around the house, which lured his two roommates outside. the trio went to put out the fires together. green pulled a gun from his waistband. shot one roommate to death, and wounded another as he fled. green then ran into the backyard and shoot himself to death. julie parker speaks for prince georges county police. >> detectives discovered a 9 mm handgun next to the gunman's body. they also discovered a bag of weapons to include a baseball bat, a machete, a semi- automatic handgun, and ammunition. the shooter had been suffering from a mental illness. >> it is an incredible tragedy. >> university president, wallace lowe said the university was not aware of green's troubled mental history. >> what led up to this? was there a precipitating event? >> they had been here once before for a burglary call in october and they got a bizarre 911 hangup in january. neighboring students said there was no apparent problem at the house. >> it is definitely a sh
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am PST
them. so nasa is very good the at finding the much larger ones. but these smaller ones we as humans have not put a lot of effort into it. at the planetary society, we have people that are interested in it and we found this one. >> i want to bring in jason carroll, at the new york museum of natural history. tell us what you're learn building this huge astroid that will get very close to us today. >> well, let me give you some perspective. this meteorite is just about roughly the size of a car, i would say. da-14 which will be swinging by the earth later on this afternoon is about half the size of a football field. so much, much, much larger. and it will be traveling at a rate of about 17,450 miles per hour. that's something like 4.8 miles per second. so it's traveling at an incredible rate. weighs much larger than the meteorite you see behind me here. it will pass by at it closest point about 2:24 p.m. eastern standard time. if you're in indonesia, that is your best vantage point to see. it will be dark there at that particular time. but if you have a telescope, you should be able to
CBS
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
that will pass closer than some satellites to the earth. nasa says it is will be the best opportunity ever to witness a near miss but bright sunlight will keep the golden state from seeing it. nasa says there is no need to worry. it will definitely not hit earth. that's good to know. >> 150 meters, that would put a hole in the earth. >> too bad we can't see it. it would be a great show, right, elizabeth. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> it is. what were you talking about? [ laughter ] >> an asteroid! >> oh, okay. got cla. i have been thinking about fog. i have a foggy brain. >>> it's all over the bay area this morning. you can see it in spots towards the bay bridge toll plaza. we were actually just getting word of an accident now. unfortunately it's on the skyway section sounds like it's on the other side of the bridge westbound 80 by the 101 connector so heads up. we don't have major details now but it sounds like possibly lanes blocked. they also turned on the metering lights. that's why we are starting to see delays in the cash and fastrak lanes and we
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
for them. they're a very nice family. >> reporter: wjz has learned devon green was one of nasa's top interns. an internet biography states he was interested in robotic sciences. green recently graduated in 2012. he was now pursuing his masters at college park. [ dwoking on the -- knocking on the door ] green's family declined to comment for wjz but provided critical information. >> discts learned that the -- detectives learned that the shooter had been suffering from mental illness. detectives let our -- they let our detectives know that he had this condition for the past year and in the past had been prescribed medication for this mental illness. >> like many, they want to know where he got the guns. >> somebody at school, getting shot up. >> and now it's your neighbor involved in it? >> yeah. it's really a shock to me. really is. >> reporter: and we did get some information from state police. as to the source of that gun, we have learned that the handgun found on his possession was actually registered to him legally. he bought it in april 2012
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 4:00pm EST
. a 23-year-old grad student at the university of maryland. a former member of the nasa student ambassador program. >> the family let our detectives know that this suspect had this condition for at least a year. and that in the past he had been prescribed medication for this mental illness. >> reporter: this happened around 1:00 this morning and a rental house close by the college park campus. police say that green set fires in and around the house and in an apparent effort to draw his room mates outside. when the two room mates came out, they say green open eed fi. he killed one, wounded another, then turned the gun on himself. this afternoon dr. wallace lowe, the president of the university of maryland, came to the neighborhood to comfort students who live around here. >> this is a horrific situation. and i just feel terrible about it. >> reporter: what can you tell the students? >> i tell the students we must be strong for each other. that we -- we must watch for each other, and we have to come together at this moment of tragedy and sorrow. >> reporter: now the wounded room m
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
of the nasa student ambassador program. his family says green had a mental illness. >> family let our detectives know that this suspect had this condition for at least a year. and that in the past, he had been prescribed medication for this mental illness. >> reporter: it happened around 1:00 this morning at a rental house close by the college park campus. police say that green set fires in and around the house and in an apparent effort to draw his room mates outside. when the two room mates came out, they say green opened fire. he killed one, wounded another, then turned the gun on himself. >> around 1:00 a.m. we heard about ten shots fired. and we couldn't figure out if it was gunshots or firecrackers. >> reporter: the police say the gun green used, he purchased legally. apparently after he was diagnosed with mental illness. in addition to the murder weapon, police say, green also had a bag containing a baseball bat. a machete. a loaded semiautomatic weapon and some extra ammunition. there's no evidence that green's mental problems ever came to the attention of university officials.
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
. an engineering grad student and former member of the nasa student ambassador program. his family says green had a mental illness. >> the family let our detectives know that this suspect had this condition for at least a year. and that in the past, he had been prescribed medication for this mental illness. >> reporter: this happened around 1:00 this morning at a rental house close by the college park campus. police say that green set fires in and around the house in an apparent effort to draw his roommates outside. when the two room mates came out, they say green opened fire. he killed one and wounded another and then turned the gun on himself. >> around 1:00 a.m. we heard about ten shots fired. and we couldn't figure out if it was gunshots or firecrackers. >> reporter: police say that the gun green used he purchased legally. apparently after he was diagnosed with mental illness. and in addition to the murder weapon police say green also had a bag containing a baseball bat. a machete. a loaded semiautomatic weapon, and? extra ammunition. so sad this scene the university president came to the nei
CNN
Feb 16, 2013 8:00am PST
scientists can see cosmic rocks coming our way, doing something about it is the tricky part. in theory, nasa would be able to knock a threatening incoming asteroid off orbit so it misses earth. but there's very little precedent for that. the only thing that comes close was a 2005 mission where nasa steered a probe about the size of a coffee table into an oncoming docket, a project known as -- comet, a prooj knoject kn "deep comet." >> with the they're tess should work fine, certainly there would be details in launching a massive object into space, making sure we guide it correctly so it will hit the right spot on the asteroid to knock it appropriately off-course. >> reporter: scientists say these events, the meteor in russia and the asteroid's close call, should be a wake-up call. if the asteroid instead of missing earth had impacted, say, washington, d.c., it would have been devastating. >> if it's dense enough and could hit the earth intact, the impact crater itself would not be that big. but the effects from the shockwave and the heat from impact would be enough to basically wipe out ever
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
? >> nasa has a program to search for these objects and we've done a good job at finding the large ones. we put the priority on finding the large one first. the one that hit on friday was really a tiny asteroid, pretty small. >> anna: it's wild that this tiny one caused this much damage. you say mostly what you're looking for are the ones that are 400 feet in size and up, right? >> yes. a city block and larger. those are ones that would reach the surface. the one that hit over russia was broken up by the atmosphere. so there was only the damage from the shock wave. the larger ones, if they reach the surface in one piece, can cause great damage. >> peter: when you talk about the larger ones, what are we talking about? something as big as a kilometer? do those exist? >> oh, yes. oh, yes. and that's about a half mile. nasa has done a good job of finding 95% of those ones. the idea is to find them many, many years before they could hit the earth and calculate when and where the hazard is and if there is a hazard sometime in the future, then we could possibly do something about it. >> steve: now
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
to nasa, this was the biggest meteor to hit earth in over a century. weighing more than the eiffel tower. today, the search is on to find fragments that hit the ground. divers explore this frozen lake where one of the bigger chunks is thought to left a big hole in the ice. but in the end, they came up empty-handed. the site is something of a tourist spot for locals, wanting to see it for themselves. i want to show you something. this is the reason that so many people got injured, the broken glass. many people went to the windows to check on the big flash in the sky. and when they got there, the blast blew the windows out and sent the glass flying. dan and bianna? >> extraordinary. kirit, thank you. and collectors are looking to buy remnants of that meteorite. we'll keep on this story, as well. >>> moving on, now. a powerful, new entry in the debate over gun control in this country. the mother of hadiya pendleton, the 15-year-old honor student who was shot on the streets of chicago just days after performing at the president's inauguration, made this television ad. take a listen. >> a pie
KRON
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
million mission is managed by nasa and the u.s. geological survey. >> similolorlar energy >> consider some of the claim is available, but makers of solar panels are dealing with had asa hazardous waste problem. >> state records show that 44 manufacturing facilities in california produced 46.5 million lbs. of hazardous waste from 2007 to the first half of 2011. roughly 97 percent of it was taken to in-state waste still is, but more than 1.4 million lbs. was transported out of state. >> the number of cases of asthma in children is on the rise across them cross country. nearly one in 10 children now suffer from the disease. here in the bay area so the highest concentrations of as much are the same areas where pollution concerns are the highest. in alameda county, the as my escalation rate is nearly twice the state average and the third highest in california. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for discovery channel show a loss angeles county. it happened early yesterday at polsa rows of red and city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the heli
CNN
Feb 14, 2013 4:00am PST
history have combined to discover. so it will do that every month. >> watch more on former nasa astronaut ed lew and his urgent mission to save planet earth. this sunday on "the next list." ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. good afternoon. chase sapphire. (push button tone) this is stacy from springfield. oh whoa. hello? yes. i didn't realize i'd be talking to an actual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire. why should saturday night have all the fun? get two times the points on dining in restaurants, with chase sapphire preferred. >>> welcome back to "starting point." a quick look at some of the top stories this morning. a critical court date this afternoon for george zimmerman, the man accused of killing florida teen trayvon martin. a judge will decide whether to move ahead with a stand your ground hearing in april. if zimmerman's attorneys are successful there and prove he ha
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
has been investigating nasa for the past four years. the congressmen say the u.s. attorney's office in northern californ wants to bring criminal charges, but has been blocked by the justice department. the u.s. attorney's office denies that claim. >>> several people are hurt this morning after a police chase ends with a shooting in san francisco. police say a stolen town car tried to get away from officers near the intersection of eddy and jones streets. after a short chase t car swerved on to the sidewalk to avoid spike strips. one officer shot at the car which kept going before crashing into a taxi and two other cars. the suspect is now under arrest, four other people are hurt. >>> we'll take a look at the forecast. >>> 9:28. welcome back. taking a live look at the hills in sunol. beautiful clear sky overhead. we need the rain to keep these hills green and it's on the way. but not before we get to 80 in some places. 45 degrees in san jose, 44 in gilroy. look at santa rosa, they're still at 35 degrees because we had a stubborn pocket of fog that hung out there all day. it's our tur
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